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Tuesdays at the castle, Jessica Day George

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Tuesdays at the castle
Title
Tuesdays at the castle
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Jessica Day George
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eng
Summary
Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday. When the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom
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  • Gr 4 – 8 — Princess Celie has been trying to map out the rooms in her beloved Castle Glower. The difficulty is that it whimsically manufactures, alters, and moves its rooms around whenever it deems necessary. It has chosen the kings of Sleyne, including Celie's father, King Glower the 79 , and his heir, Celie's brother Rolf. Everyone finds the meddling castle delightful and proper until the king and queen are ambushed and presumed dead. Now it seems that the Royal Council has treason in mind as it threatens Rolf, Celie, and their sister, Lilah. Celie relies on Castle Glower's affectionate interference to help them quash the cabal and reinstate the rightful rulers. Castle Glower is the true star of this charming story of court intrigue and magic. A satisfying mix of Hogwarts and Howl's Moving Castle (Greenwillow, 1986), Castle Glower helps its true citizens, but never at the expense of plot or character development. Celie and her siblings have to display courage in order to deserve its help. Celie's escapades keep the action moving briskly. Adventure stories fans will enjoy this as much as children who wear their wizard cloaks proudly. It is a good for those not quite ready for Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted (HarperCollins, 1997) or Shannon Hale's Princess Academy (Bloomsbury, 2005). Most libraries will want to add Tuesdays to their fantasy collections. While the story stands alone, it is the first in a new series.—Caitlin Augusta, Stratford Library Association, CT --Caitlin Augusta (Reviewed November 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 11, p120)
  • This enjoyable romp turns mischief into political action and a stone palace into a cunning character. Castle Glower always chooses its own king, and its current is Celie's father. Celie's family knows the castle's rules—for example, no matter where you are, "if you turned left three times and climbed through the next window, you'd end up in the kitchens"—so they navigate fine, even when Castle Glower gets bored of a Tuesday and grows a new room or hallway. When disaster strikes, the castle's protective love becomes paramount. Celie's parents and eldest brother Bran are reported killed in an ambush, leaving three siblings at home to fend off a foreign prince who's trying to assassinate Celie's brother Rolf and steal the crown. Pranks such as spreading manure on the soles of shoes and snipping threads so the baddies' clothes fall off make the siblings (and readers) giggle, but underneath the capers lies a bit of deftly written grief and fear. Luckily there are comforting clues: If King Glower were really dead, wouldn't this sentient, active castle have adapted heir Rolf's bedroom into a king's room? Instead, the foreign prince's rooms become ever smaller and bleaker, proving the castle's disapproval; but Celie and sibs still need to win the day. Never fear: These kids are clever, as is George's lively adventure. May pique castle envy. (Fantasy. 8-11)(Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10011773
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
George, Jessica Day
Index
no index present
Intended audience
860L
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MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Castle Glower
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castles
  • Princesses
  • Queens
  • Kings and rulers
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Tuesdays at the castle, Jessica Day George
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Some editions published by FollettBound
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781599906447
Lccn
2011016739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Tuesdays at the castle, Jessica Day George
Publication
Copyright
Note
Some editions published by FollettBound
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781599906447
Lccn
2011016739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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